Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week:

Susan Goering Koehn, Ann Adrian and Kimberly Manring who were named winners of the 2014 “Woman of the Year.”

Students at Newton High School, who responded to honors requirements by enrolling in advanced classes for the 2014-15 school year.

Newton Lions, Newton Kiwainis and Newton Rotary clubs for combining to create the Chislhom Trail Bike Ride.

Newton students Whitney Jones and Azzy Kealy earned a silver medals at the 2014 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State STAR Events.

Mark Willems, who was selected to provide leadership as a co-facilitator for the State of Kansas psychiatric residential treatment program stakeholders.

Good Shepherd Hopice which was named a 2014 Hospice Honors recipient, an award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver.

Prairie Harvest co-owners Becky Nickel and Carrie Van Sickle, who have been to three gatherings that brought together entrepreneurs from across the state to learn from each other and from those at the state level tasked with assisting them.

AAUW members who celebrated Equal Pay Day after delivering 200 PayDay candy bars to Bethel College students.

Bunting Magnetics Co. of Newton, which exhibited at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Goessel Schools, which have started construction on a bond issue school expansion.

Bethel College, which is adding a accounting concentration and a new Health Studies certificate.

Aviation Business International which announced the company intends to locate a chemical manufacturing facility at the Newton City/County Airport.

The Berean Boys track team, which won the 44th annual Conrad Nightingale Invitational in Halstead.

Gail Coleman, who hosted the "Spring Book Blast" at First Christian Church of Newton.

Col. Jack Bender III, who has continued to volunteer following a career at as JAG officer in the Air Force.

Jocelyn Wilkinson, a student at Bethel College, which assisted in the creation of "What's Old is New" Recent Acquisitions to Our Mennonite Collections" at Kauffman Museum.

Melissa Olson of Sedgwick High School who signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Bethany College.

Nick Treaster of the Newton Wrestling Club, who earned All-American honors at the Elementary School National Dual Tournament.

Breanna Honer, Steph Shogren, Allie Hipp and Madelyn Weaver of Bethel College, who earned All-KCAC honors in women's tennis.

Logan Palenske and Clinton Chumsky of Bethel College, who earned All-KCAC honors in men's tennis.

Tucker Sweeley of Newton, Kameron Johnson of Hesston, Meg Talbott of Halstead and Megan Regier of Newton who were each named student athlete stars of the week in April.

Carol Sue Stayrook-Hobbs of Newton, who was named a "Friend of Education" by the Kansas Public Education Task Force.

Derek Roach and Carson Voth, of Newton High School, who earned the title of Kansas’ top high school auto technicians after winning the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Kansas State Finals. David Albrecht and Arizona Creekmore from Newton High School finished second to give Newton a sweep of the top spots.

Newton residents Kenneth Driskill, Sheri Thiessen and Ann Walker were each recognized with Good Apple Awards from the Wichita school district.

Ashley Murrell and Carly Willis, both of Newton and Washburn University students who were named to the 2014 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Meg Talbott of Halstead who was named the student athlete of the month by First Bank.

Ashlynn Glann of Newton High School who signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Kylee Schunn of Whitewater who signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Bethel College.

Emma Hilgenfeld of Whitewater who signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Bethel College.

Cody Nuss of Newton who signed a letter of intent to run track and cross country at Bethany College.

Jake Lane of Newton, who published a collation of short stories as an e-book.

The Peacemakers of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church which donated their 6,000th pillow to the Surgery Center at Newton Medical Center.

Payton Roberts of Newton High School who set a new school record in the shot put.